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About the Author

Randy Haffner, PhD, MBA is a graduate of Walla Walla College in Washington and holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Roy E. Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. He received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Leadership from Andrews University in Michigan.

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Dr. Haffner currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver, Colorado. Porter Adventist Hospital provides comprehensive tertiary services including cardiovascular, oncology and transplantation services.  Dr. Haffner also serves as President of the South Denver Group for Centura Health – a collection of hospitals including Porter, Littleton and Parker Adventist Hospital comprising about 700 licensed beds.

Prior to joining the Porter team, Dr. Haffner served as the Administrator of AdventHealth Orlando in Orlando, Florida.  In this role, he provided leadership and oversight for the operations of 1,081 inpatient beds and ancillary services. In addition, Dr. Haffner provided direct oversight for the Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute. Noteworthy projects he provided leadership for includes a $258 million 15-story bed tower, leading the Extending Excellence (Baldrige) journey and expanding the transplantation service.

Early in his career, Dr. Haffner served as the Chief Executive Officer of Volusia Medical Center in Orange City, Florida leading a joint venture new hospital with the West Volusia Hospital Authority. 

As the youngest of four children born to a minister and a nurse, Dr. Haffner has nurtured a lifelong passion for faith-based healthcare and extending the healing ministry of Christ.  Through his Baldrige interests, he is an advocate for balanced performance across the spectrum of healthcare including clinical results, service standards, team development, market growth and financial stewardship. 

Dr. Haffner and his wife Cindy have three lovely daughters and make their home in Denver, where he is an avid runner, cyclist, mountain biker and snow skier.

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